I was really bad with blogging in 2012. All excuses aside.. here’s a quick recap as we step into 2013…
Celebrated the first New Year’s in our house!
Had Lunar New Year (Tết) with the family! There are family pictures somewhere…
Spent two weeks in England for work and got a weekend in London.
Went rock climbing.. like real rock climbing..
Anni threw me an awesome Bridal Shower.
Bachelorette Weekend in VEGAS!
We got HITCHED!!!
We honeymooned in COSTA RICA!!!
And I attempted my first (and only) two-week detox…
… during which we also went to the Fair and I didn’t get to eat ANYTHING!
We picked up kayaking.
Dyed my hair for the first time ever!
Someone got the bright idea to ride our bikes to Santa Monica…
Weekend with Sprocket in Palm Springs
“Competed” in and completed the 2nd Orangeman Triathlon.. which taught me that even though you CAN complete a triathlon without training, it is definitely not recommended.
Tried my hand at floral arranging.. decided not to quit my day job.
… and hung out in Vegas with my favorite sister!
We took an impromptu daytrip to Solvang…
My favorite Asian ANGIE!!! turned 30 (!!) … and we had an awe-mazing food crawl in SF!
Had fun on the Color Run!
Hosted our first Thanksgiving – Chinese-style
Finished off my collection of Thomas Keller signed cookbooks
Hosted our first Christmas – for 23 people (+ the flu) in our tiny house!
And here at the beginning of 2013, I can say that while 2012 had it’s great moments (like getting MARRIED), it had a rather sad end. I know that Ba Ngoai is in heaven now watching down on all of us, but I already miss her very much.
Looking forward into this year, I know that 2013 has A LOT in store for me and Minh. Adventures are waiting for us just around the corner, and I’m very excited to see what’s in store for us.. . Stay tuned for a sneak peak …